Home | Profile - Edit | Your Page | Your Inbox Browse | Search Games   |   Log In

Download



Story file
For all systems. To play, you'll need a glulx interpreter - visit Brass Lantern for download links.
Play Online
Or download the Story File (gblorb).

Have you played this game?

You can rate this game, record that you've played it, or put it on your wish list after you log in.

Playlists and Wishlists

RSS Feeds

New member reviews
Updates to downloadable files
All updates to this page

Mind The Gap

by quackoquack profile

Slice of life
2020

Web Site

(based on 3 ratings)
1 member review

About the Story

You're in London for a day, and your friends are all unhelpfully scattered across Zone 1. Can you visit them all before your night bus leaves the city?

A quick text adventure game made for Game Dev London's Summer Jam 2020, with the theme 'London'.

Game Details

Language: English (en)
First Publication Date: July 12, 2020
Current Version: Unknown
Development System: Inform 7
Forgiveness Rating: Tough
IFID: 7CB6C4CC-7860-442A-B3BD-492036059E8C
TUID: wfj6eaqfxvd7ocur

Tags

- View the most common tags (What's a tag?)
(Log in to add your own tags)

Member Reviews

5 star:
(2)
4 star:
(1)
3 star:
(0)
2 star:
(0)
1 star:
(0)
Average Rating:
Number of Reviews: 1
Write a review


4 of 4 people found the following review helpful:
Another beautifully intimate story by quackoquack, July 27, 2020
This game and quackoquack's Moving (On) are stories about caring relationships between close friends told via the medium of parser IF.

There are precious few games like this; so much of parser IF is about using your superior intellect to solve devilish puzzles about things ("moderate-sized specimens of dry goods" as JL Austin puts it), often with a comedy theme, because solving puzzles in this way always feels faintly absurd.

quackoquack's games subvert this structure. Mind The Gap asks the player to solve a scheduling problem (and a traveling sales problem) in order to have cozy, personal moments with all of the friends you want to see in London, with bonus points available if you can help create and support connections between your friends, especially the ones who don't see each other often enough. Each meeting is sweet (bittersweet), tender, and genuine.

I very much look forward to her next work!

If you enjoyed Mind The Gap...

Related Games

People who like Mind The Gap also gave high ratings to these games:

Napier's Cache, by Vivienne Dunstan
Average member rating: (11 ratings)
Scotland, 1594: You're used to strange requests in your role as servant to John Napier. He's not just famous as a mathematician, but is also known for his occult skills and knowledge, still valued in these dangerous times. But the latest...

Three More Visitors , by Paul Stanley
Average member rating: (10 ratings)
Christmas Eve! You tell Bob to go home early; tidy up a little, and lock up the office shortly after four. You look on the old brass plate, which still reads “Scrooge & Marley”, probably for the last time. After visiting the engravers to...

ASCII and the Argonauts, by J. Robinson Wheeler
Average member rating: (16 ratings)
In this wonderfully laconic spoof of the Scott Adams style of adventures, you play as Jason of the Argo, tasked by King Pelias to bring the Golden Fleece to him or die. Surprisingly both entertaining and tricky, this game is a gem among...

Suggest a game

Polls

The following polls include votes for Mind The Gap:

Best Short Games (5-60 minutes) by Sasha Davidovna
I'm pretty new to IF and am having a lot of fun, but in between a toddler and a job and other real life stuff, I'm having trouble finding time to finish many of the longer games I want to play. Can you please recommend me some fun and/or...

Links




This is version 5 of this page, edited by Edo on 8 September 2020 at 7:13am. - View Update History - Edit This Page - Add a News Item